News 2016

Tackling contaminated waters in Vanuatu

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2016

At present in Vanuatu, over 10% of the population depend on unimproved river, lake or spring water. The situation grew worse following Cyclone Pam (March 2015), when half the population was without clean drinking water for one month after water and sanitation infrastructure was destroyed.


Researchers at the University of York have developed a new sensor that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up diagnostic healthcare processes.

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

Currently tests to detect the presence of infection or disease require a sample of blood from a patient, which is later analysed in a laboratory to detect markers of disease. The presence of particular proteins can give an indication of a health condition and the best course of treatment, but only one type of protein can be identified per sample.


Best Student Paper Award at EMC Europe.

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016

PhD student Sarah Parker was awarded the Best Student Paper at the EMC Europe conference in Wroclaw. Sarah is sponsored by York EMC Services and works in the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory team developing new electromagnetic shielding measurement techniques in collaboration with HUAWEI Technologies. Shown alongside Sarah are her supervisors Dr John Dawson and Prof Andy Marvin, the CEO of York EMC Services Mr Nick Wainwright and one of our HUAWEI collaborators and co-author Dr Ming Ye.


Prof Jon Timmis gave an invited tutorial at the 15th International Conference on Unconventional and Natural Computing Conference in Manchester.

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016

Prof Timmis' tutorial was on swarm robotics and covered topics such as designing emergent swarm behaviour, distributed control and the use of evolutionary algorithms to automatically design emergent behaviours in swarms.


Prof Jon Timmis To Give Keynote Lecture at SICSA PhD Conference

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016

Prof Jon Timmis is to give a keynote lecture at the SICSA PhD conference in Glasgow. Jon will be talking to PhD students from across Scotland about the pleasures and pitfalls of interdisiplinary work.


Electronics Staff Win Best Poster Award

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2016

Gianluca Tempesti and Pedro Campos received the award for Best Poster on the IP Track at the Design Automation Conference, which took place from the 4th to the 9th of June in Austin, Texas.


Dr David Chesmore Appointed as Vice President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2016

David was appointed as one of three Vice Presidents of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) at their AGM on the 28 April 2016. The appointment is for three years and David will serve on the Executive Committee. He has been a Fellow of the IAgrE for 15 years and became a Chartered Environmentalist through the institution in 2007.


New EU project launched to investigate new materials for extreme conditions

Posted on Monday 11 April 2016

Researchers in the Department of Electronics, led by Prof Atsufumi Hirohata are involved in a new EU funded project, led by Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy. The project consists of a multidisciplinary team of companies, scientists and technologists, which is composed by a network of 25 Countries across Europe and Israel. The project aims to find an innovative way to overcome the difficulties in the access to Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) that are expected to depress industrial sectors vital to Europe.


How robots are helping more York girls crack coding

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

PUPILS from schools around York took part in a special event to learn more about coding. The event was set up by City of York Council’s Digital York Team and hosted at the National Railway Museum to teach young people how to code.


Academic to showcase award-winning medical equipment at London show

Posted on Friday 18 March 2016

An award-winning piece of medical equipment which can help people with Parkinson’s control their condition is unveiled today at a prestigious technology show.


Japan calls for York student

Posted on Friday 18 March 2016

A University of York PhD student has been selected by the British Council Japan for a two month research fellowship with a Japanese university.


Dr. Andy Hunt Featured in the Economist Newspaper

Posted on Monday 14 March 2016

Dr. Andy Hunt been featured in the latest Economist issue, as part of a feature on Data Sonification:


Electronics to feature in "Behind the Scenes at The Royal Society"

Posted on Monday 14 March 2016

The Department of Electronics is part of the "Behind the Scenes at The Royal Society" this week as part of Science Week.


York engineer takes her research to Parliament

Posted on Friday 4 March 2016

Amelia Gully, 27, a PhD student at University of York, hailing from Ryde, Isle of Wight, is attending Parliament to present her engineering research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 7 March.


York in the world’s top 100 for its international outlook

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2016

The Univeristy of York have been ranked as one of the 100 most international universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE).


Spin-out wins Innovate UK grant to develop ‘virtual’ drug lab

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2016

A University of York spin-out backed by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub, has been awarded a £300,000 grant from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK, sponsored by NC3Rs, to develop a ‘virtual laboratory’ to establish the environmental impact of drugs earlier in discovery and development.


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